Dear Readers, as you are reading this post, I will be on my way to the BIG BIG APPLE – New York!!! I am SUPER DUPER EXCITED! It’s been a good 6 months since Mr Bao and I first decided to go, and now we’re finally going!
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to – Catty, Faith, KewpieLovesYou, Katiemakescake, MissPiggyEats for helping me plan my trip and giving me all their tips!
But before I go on a brief hiatus :) I’d love to share with you one of my MOST favourite restaurants in Hong Kong, I can never leave without coming here at least once and that’s Chesa at the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Source: Luxury Travel Advisor
The Peninsula would have to be one of the most famous and recognised landmarks of Hong Kong. The hotel has had a long history established in 1928, was once taken over by the Japanese and then restored by the British in the 1940’s. But no matter how much time goes by it remains as a beautiful hotel. It is particularly special to me, because Win Win my dearest sister, got married and had her wedding banquet here back in 2004 :)
Chesa is a Swiss restaurant and they serve a range of authentic Swiss dishes… but Win Win and I basically come for the Cheese Fondue! That’s why I call it my guilty pleasure…because apart from desserts…my biggest weakness would have to be CHEESE! I absolutely LOVE it! But because it’s so rich and heavy…we try to have it periodically .
Fantastic cheese fondue! Basically the best fondue we’ve had, apart from the real deal in Switzerland! I have no idea what cheese they use but it’s SO damn good, I don’t think I can describe it any better than that :D. For some, the alcohol (Kirsch) might be a little strong, but we’ve had cheese fondues with very little wine and it just didn’t taste quite right ~
Just look at it! How could anyone resist it, soft bread all covered in that gooey, delicious cheese!
We also ordered a lunch set each, for $318 HKD ($40 AUD) plus 10% service charge we got the following:
Lovely! I liked the flavours but didn’t really get the two little pieces of toast though…it was a little unnecessary
I’m so sorry, I forgot the name of this dish, it had a much more glamorous name than this. It tasted very nice! I really liked the cream sauce with the mashed cauliflower.
I wrote the name down for the dessert :) See they all have pretty names hehe! Amazing dessert, loved the marquise full of chocolate but wasn’t too rich ~ Win Win particularly liked the Sherbet with a strong dark chocolate flavour.
By the time, the petit fours arrived…I thought my stomach was going to explode after eating so much hahaha the one on the left is Chesa’s take on a Hazelnut Praline, it tasted 95% like a Ferrero Rocher just doesn’t look like one. While the one on the right is a piece of orange rind covered in chocolate, Win Win and I love Jaffa flavoured desserts, so we were happy with both of these.
The meal ended with a complimentary tea or coffee, we got the Iced Lemon Tea, needed something refreshing after all that cheese.
It was definitely a satisfying meal! I highly recommend anyone who’s a cheese lover like me to go to Chesa, because I guarantee you the cheese fondue with not disappoint you :)
While I’m in New York, I’ll have limited access to the internet, so I’m really sorry if I’m a bit slow at updating and replying any comments or emails. Promise to reply as soon as I can ~
Take care everyone :)
Chesa – The Peninsula
Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Ph: 2315 3169